2022 Los Angeles Auto Show Gallery and Recap

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
2022 los angeles auto show gallery and recap

I often, though not always, write a quick recap of each auto show I attend. I try to see if there's a theme or pattern to what was shown, or at least talk about the vibe. The 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show defies easy characterization, however.

If there was a theme, it was EVs -- as most of the vehicles that debuted were electrified, though Subaru's Impreza and Kia's Seltos were exceptions. But that's not really a new thing for auto shows as we move into a more electrified future -- and it's certainly not new for the L.A. show.

As for the vibe, there was a sense of optimism -- the light at the end of the COVID/chip shortage tunnel might be visible now. Certainly, the show was more debut-heavy than Detroit was, though still less busy than it has been in the past. The fact that there was only one media day this year, instead of one full day and one half-day, does indicate that the old days of non-stop debut action are probably gone for good.

So, I don't have a lot to say about this show in particular -- I will let my camera do the talking. Apologies in advance for some potato pics -- auto-show lighting is often not the best for photography.

Take a gander below -- I'll mix in a few cars I snapped purely because I thought they were interesting, along with the debuts. I also snapped some cars that debuted recently but not at the show -- think Honda Accord and Pilot.


[Images © 2022 Tim Healey/TTAC]

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Nov 19, 2022

    V6s are going to still exist but will be rare as turbo 3s and 4s will be the only ICE offered on many vehicles. There will be more hybrids offered as car companies transition to EVs.

  • NaMiNo NaMiNo 7 days ago

    Thanks for the recap, Tim! It's always interesting to get a glimpse of what's happening at auto shows. The focus on EVs aligns with the industry's growing shift towards electrification. And optimism about the future, along with more vehicle debuts, is a good sign for the automotive world. I always go to site here for more writting ideas for my blog. Your photos tell the story beautifully, even with auto-show lighting challenges.

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